Interior / June 29, 2018 / Alexa Reaves.
You want the color that best complements your upholstery, artwork, rug and whatever else. You can pick that color only if your stuff is actually inside your home. Give your furniture some breathing room. Resist overcrowding a room. Gracious living means space to maneuver with ease. This is really great news if you are working with a tight budget.
Just wanted to use that pattern everywhere and not break it up with different colors or patterns. To that end refrained from introducing any of the vibrant colors used on the homes ground floor. Wanted to feel a little calmer, quieter, even though it is not a calm, quiet fabric. What is a great way to bring in brighter hues without it feeling overwhelming?
Case in point, the walls of the breakfast room are coated with a similar blue to the family room, but this time with paint, and as in the entryway, a pop of orange upholstery has a striking yet grounding effect. A genius way to get even more mileage out of a small group of colors is to do a flip flop of sorts, pushing what was previously used as an accent color to the foreground.
You should also consider the placement of textures as you go about designing your room. Putting a smooth texture directly next to a rough one while make the rough object stand out more and seem weightier than if you space them apart. Use distance to determine how subtle of a visual weight you would like to achieve. We have said it before and we will say it again, contrast is essential when essential when it comes to design because it keeps things balanced and also provides visual interest.